Given the bad publicity Nantucket has endured because of the popularity of certain scurrilous poetry, I would like to help remedy the situation and to make Nantucketish poetry more family oriented. I hereby challenge all and sundry to compose a Nantucket limerick without overly suggestive or blatant negative content. However, if you can make puns while you are doing it, kudos to you. If you get Santa in there somehow, Nantucket children will adore you. If it is also funny, everyone will adore you.
This is my personal attempt, and all you have to do is as good or better (I’m pretty sure you won’t do worse). As I said, embedded puns are cool, and creativity is very welcome.
There once was a man from Nantucket
who went to sea in a bucket.
With a crack and a creak
the side sprang a leak.
There once was a man from Nantucket.
See, how hard can it be?